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Featured Member of the Month


Dave Hebert

leads internal and audio-visual communication at the U.S. Geological Survey, including strategy, messaging, policy, standards, and tactics. His job is to help USGS leadership and employees connect with each other through open and useful channels of communication, and to help the USGS use video, audio, and graphic design to convey its mission to internal and external audiences. He’s been with the USGS since 2003, and has also co-chaired the Federal Communicators Network and is a senior fellow in the Partnership for Public Service's Excellence in Government program.

The USGS is the Nation’s largest earth science agency and provides information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Be sure to read Dave's post, "2015: The Year of No Excuses," on NAGC's Adventures in Government Communications here.

NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

Call for Award Entries | Link to Webinar Recording on How to Win | Call for Judges | Previous Winners

 

Call for Entries

Download the Call for Entries Brochure
2015 NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition (posted Sept. 29, 2014)

Be recognized! Enter your product in the NAGC 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition.

This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. We continue to listen to feedback from our industry to ensure that our categories reflect the changing face of communications.

 

  • Final Submission Deadline: extended to Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
  • NAGC members receive discounted entry fees if they had substantial input into the preparation or production of the entry and are listed as a contributor on the entry form.
  • Non-NAGC members: Join NAGC when you submit your entries, and pay the discounted NAGC member entry fee.

 

Enter as many categories as you choose
The number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you. The following examples show the range of opportunities in more than 40 categories, with one winner awarded Best in Show:

 

  Publications
Media Relations
Photography
Graphic Design

Video, Multimedia
Electronic Communications
Social Media
Branding

 

A FREE Webinar was held on Nov. 5 on "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"

If you missed the webinar, you can download or view it here to get tips on from winners and judges on how to submit a winning entry. (NOTE: To view on MAC, use Safari web browser.)

 

Call for Judges

 

Download the Call for 2015 Award Judges and Judges Application Form

Judges Application Deadline Extended to: Jan. 15, 2015

Picture yourself as a judge for the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards! Judging is an honor and a benefit.

  • First, you are considered an expert in your field when you are selected by the BP&GS Awards Committee to judge the works of your peers.
  • Second, you benefit from your exposure to the tremendous talent, creativity and innovation of communicators across government. By volunteering, you learn from your peers while providing a vital service to NAGC.

NAGC Announces 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award Winners!
Rocky View County Communications Award Best in Show

Press Release

NAGC 2014 Awards Program (with complete list of winners)

Additional Award Order Form for 2014

 

Visit the 2014 NAGC Awards Presentation Photo Gallery

 



Learn About Past Winners of NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

(2006-2013)

 

Quotes from Past Winners:

 

"The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards not only honor the creative excellence of our team members, but demonstrate to our top executives that the work we do is high quality, effective and deserving of continued support." - Sue Sims, Public Affairs Association, California Department of Water Resources

Why Enter the NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards?
Just ask Barbara Page...

"Last year I won a Blue Pencil Award for The Book of Air. Apparently, the government of Australia was impressed and invited me to be the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at their Government Marketing Conference in Canberra. So I'm off to Australia due to [NAGC]. Thought you might like to know. I am also working on an IMAX film on air that is a wonderful project and funded by EPA." - Barbara Page, Ventura, California